We’re highlighting the companies going all out for Pride this year!

From West Hollywood to San Francisco’s Castro District, gay activists have played a huge role in getting legal marijuana to where it is today. AIDS activists of the 1990s helped form the backbone of the team that got Proposition 215 passed. 

In the years after, West Hollywood would serve as Southern California’s epicenter for medical cannabis. Just as they had worked to pass Prop 215, the gay community rolled up their sleeves to implement it. This would lead to WeHo being the first place in SoCal with safe access; these days it continues to lead the way with cutting-edge new dispensary ideas like The Woods. But the old guard has plenty of great pot, too. 

Here is a rundown of some of the cannabis companies celebrating Pride this year. 

Green Qween

Courtesy of Green Kween

The team at gay-owned Green Qween is ready to celebrate its first pride at the new shop, at 1051 S. Broadway. Green Qween said it has an exciting event in the works for Pride but can’t say too much yet, as they finalize some of the last details. They also emphasized regardless of the month, proceeds throughout the entire year are directed to DTLA Proud’s forthcoming community center and services. 


Jetty Reckless Rainbow Vape Cartridges

Courtesy of Jetty

Jetty is calling the Reckless Rainbow their celebration of summer and PRIDE. This year, Jetty is donating 10% of proceeds from Reckless Rainbow to its partner Equality California. Their mission is to bring the voices of LGBTQ+ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ+ people. 


Kiva Camino Proud Gummies

Courtesy of Kiva

Kiva noted that 2022 marks its fifth year of releasing Camino ‘Proud’ gummies. This year’s edition features a new Passionfruit Punch flavor. This year’s Proud Gummies will focus on San Francisco’s historic Pink Triangle. Kiva noted that despite it once being a symbol of hate and intolerance, the Pink Triangle brings attention to the past persecution of the gay community and reminds us to ensure it never happens again. Kiva is donating $100,000 this year to FOLX HRT Care Fund in partnership with the National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition (BTAC), the LA LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP), Transgender Law Center, and GLAAD.


Stone Road

Courtesy of Stone Road

Stone Road will be donating 10% of its June profits to New Alternatives NYC, ahead of its forthcoming launch in New York. New Alternatives is dedicated to reducing homelessness among LGBT youth in NYC by addressing things like housing, education and mental health. Stone Road currently is available all over California, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. 

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